This was taken on the sad ending of my trip to Hilton Head. It was just outside the gas station where my family had gathered to we could gas up and go our separate ways.
I found this on the ground, surprisingly no where near the type of tree it came from. This is a Magnolia Pod, from a Magnolia Tree. They are usually filled with bright red seeds that disperse when the pod falls from the tree.
Behind our Hilton Head condominium, I saw this massive palm bush of some sort. I decided to build a fort inside it because, you know, it sounded like a good idea at the time. Now years later, when I went back, the entire bush was gone! RIP Fort Fronds.
Every year, my family travels to Hilton Head Island to celebrate Thanksgiving together. We always rent a condo and this pesky but beautiful moss is usually growing everywhere! Don't touch it though, or else you'll disturb the tiny lifeforms living inside it!
A low-tide find during an early afternoon beach walk on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: two live sand dollars. Photographed (both obverse & reverse sides) and released into the surf.
This shell is absolutely gorgeous. The colors are very clear and it is fairly large. I included pictures of the topside and bottom side so you can see the color better.
Also included are pictures of the shell in my hand in by hotel room, so forgive me for not having it in the wild.
I was heading toward the beach when I spotted this bird. It was fairly large, and had some blueish feathers. Might be a heron on some kind.
I want to say that this is a banned tulip sea shell. There was a little hermit crab in the shell.
This has to be a welk/conch of some kind.
I think this is something akin Neverita duplicata (Shark's eye). Was found near a stream leading to bay/ocean. Hermit crab was inside the shell using it as a home.
First picture is of the top side and second one is of the lower side.
There is a lot of sludge on this shell. I took three pictures so that you can see the topside and underside. For idenifying, the shell has lines of a dark purple/red color and the base color appears to be whiteish in color. The third picture is where you can best see the colors.
Found by stream. A little hermit crab was inside.
I believe that this is a clam of some kind. Appears to be very common in the area that I searched.